Kui Island

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Kui Island
Nickname: Mekinley Island
Kui Island is located in Papua New Guinea
Kui Island
Kui Island
Geography
LocationOceania
Coordinates10°33′19″S 150°43′55″E / 10.55528°S 150.73194°E / -10.55528; 150.73194Coordinates: 10°33′19″S 150°43′55″E / 10.55528°S 150.73194°E / -10.55528; 150.73194[1]
ArchipelagoLouisiade Archipelago
Adjacent bodies of waterSolomon Sea
Total islands1
Major islands
  • Kui
Area0.19 km2 (0.073 sq mi)
Length0.36 km (0.224 mi)
Width0.61 km (0.379 mi)
Coastline1.64 km (1.019 mi)
Highest elevation35 m (115 ft)
Administration
Province Milne Bay
Island GroupSamarai Islands
Island GroupSariba Islands
WardSidudu Ward
Largest settlementKui (pop. 5)
Demographics
Population5 (2014)
Pop. density26 /km2 (67 /sq mi)
Ethnic groupsPapauans, Austronesians, Melanesians.
Additional information
Time zone
ISO codePG-MBA
Official websitewww.ncdc.gov.pg

Mekinley Island (also known as Kui Island) is an island north of Sariba Island, and on the eastern side of China Strait, in Milne Bay Province, Papua New Guinea.

Administration[edit]

The island is part of Sidudu Ward, which belongs to Bwanabwana Rural Local Level Government Area LLG, Samarai-Murua District, which are in Milne Bay Province.[2]

Geography[edit]

The island is part of the Sariba group, itself a part of Samarai Islands of the Louisiade Archipelago. It is located 10 meters from South Kui Island

Demographics[edit]

The population of 5 people is living in the northern coast.

Economy[edit]

The islanders, are farmers as opposed to eastern Louisiade Archipelago islanders. they grow Sago, Taro, and Yams for crops.

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